Arvada 80 Exceptional
Arvada Livability #34 ranked city in Colorado#2,982 ranked city in the USARanks better than 89% of areas
A+ Arvada Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Arvada Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Colorado
11010% more expensive than the US average
11111% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Arvada cost of living
C- Arvada Crime Total crime is 4% higher than Colorado
Total crime
3,39245% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3045% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Arvada crime
C+ Arvada Employment Household income is 15% higher than Colorado
Median household income
$72,01030% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,54123% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%20% lower than the US average
Arvada employment
C Arvada Housing Home value is 5% higher than Colorado
Median home value
$278,10051% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,13920% higher than the US average
Home ownership
73%15% higher than the US average
Arvada real estate or Arvada rentals
B+ Arvada Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:112% higher than the US average
Arvada K-12 schools
A Arvada User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Arvada
Overall user rating
82% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
79% 7 total surveys
all Arvada poll results

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      Living in Arvada, CO

      Arvada is a mid-sized city located in the state of Colorado. The city has a population of 113,532 people. The majority of Arvada residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. 78% of the people in Arvada (over the age of 15) are married and 62% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Arvada is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Colorado, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Arvada and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Arvada to Colorado and the national average.

      The livability score in Arvada is 70/100 and the city is ranked in the 61st percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we know that Arvada ranks very well for amenities (A+). There is at least one category that did not score well in Arvada. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (D-), weather (D) and education (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Arvada, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Cussler Museum, and West Woods Golf Club.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Arvada has a violent crime rate of 162 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Arvada is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Arvada come in at $278,100, which is 5.1% higher than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Arvada, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 7.1% lower than the Colorado average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Arvada will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Arvada, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.9%.

      Arvada transportation information

      Average one way commute28min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.9%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.2%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.2%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home6.8%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Arvada, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).